Reposted funny story and good cake recipe from texanaskitchen: About A Boy…A Tape Measure…And A Footlong Weenie

About A Boy…A Tape Measure…And A Footlong Weenie. …OR a three pound weenus

I have not made this one yet, so it’s not my recipe and photograph, but I plan to make it as soon as we are near civilization again to buy some buttermilk…oh and a bundt pan, since I left mine behind;)  Let me know if one of you make it before I do and how it turns out for you.  P.S.  Be sure to click on the underlined link above for a cute story about a boy and his tape measure.


makes one standard bundt cake

This cake is super moist and dense, and tastes exactly like a Buttermilk Pie.  It is best served room temperature, with no fanfare, but fresh berries are nice with it if you want to dress it up a bit.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups softened butter
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla

Preheat oven to 325*

Grease and flour (or spray) a heavy bundt pan.

Combine flour, salt, nutmeg and baking soda in a bowl and set aside.

In the bowl of a mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy.  Add eggs, one at time, beating well after each addition.  Add 1/3 of the flour, and 1/3 of the buttermilk, mixing  just until incorporated.  Repeat 2 times, until all of the flour and buttermilk has been incorporated.  Stir in vanilla. Pour into prepared bundt pan, and place in center of oven.  Bake for 1 hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out mostly clean.

If you are using a light weight, dark metal, or aluminum pan, you may need to reduce bake time by 10 minutes, at least.


  1. bellesogni says:

    That was a cute story.


  2. venable05 says:

    Funny story! I want to try that recipe! Anything with butteilk I love! With fresh strawberries yum!


    1. akvenable says:

      Yes, please try this and tell me how you like it! Oh…and didn’t that story about the boy and his tape measure remind you of something Brian would’ve done—or did do, ha—when he was young.


  3. putneyfarm says:

    This does look good…easy too. There may be a blog post on this…. 😉


    1. akvenable says:

      Yes, that’s the one that says “reposted” right?


  4. Mama says:

    OMG! If the cake tastes half as good as the batter I am going to love it! The batter was to die for!!!


    1. akvenable says:

      You did a great job making it momma:) Was a lovely dinner too!


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